by Sherri Hayes
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-268-6
What are the challenges that come with writing multiple series at once?
The biggest problem is probably jumping back and forth. I tend to write one book in a series, and then jump over to the other series to work on the book after that. Being that one series I write is BDSM erotic romance and the other is contemporary romance, changing gears can be challenging.
In some ways with erotic romance, I have more freedom. I can pretty much have the characters do and say whatever they want, no filter. There really are no limits on language, and certainly not on sexual situations.
Contemporary romance differs in that more of the story takes place outside of the bedroom, so to speak. It also means limiting the language used to describe the sex act. Sometimes this can be challenging when trying to explain to the reader what is going on and whose parts are where at any given time. But it can also be freeing. There isn’t pressure to put a sex scene in where one isn’t really needed. And if it’s better to fade to black, then you can fade to black without readers blinking and eye.
Other than those differences, however, writing two series is more about switching gears and getting into whatever characters heads you happen to be writing at the time. It sounds more complicated than it actually is. After you spend countless hours with certain characters, you begin to know their voice. All you have to do is sit back and let the characters take it from there.
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Seven years later, Sherri is the author of seven full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. She is most well known for her Finding Anna Series about a young woman rescued from being a sex slave by a wealthy Dominant. Sherri’s eighth novel, Crossing The Line, is scheduled to release September 4, 2014.
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